October 9, 2010

Modcast #179: Get Your Kicks Back In '66

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I've cranked up the way back machine and am taking you back to that glorious year of 1966 for you to get your mod kicks with some of the year's best 1966 was a pretty great year, the Soviets "landed" (it crashed) a satellite rocket on the moon, the first artificial heart was put into to some lucky guy, the supremes --justices that is-- gave us our miranda rights and the average bloke was bringing home a whopping $7,000 a year, a house cost only twice that, gas was a measly $.32, but a Parker pen cost $12. Go figure. In sports an upstart boxer named Cassius Clay started floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee, the Packers were champs in the NFL's first ever Superbowl, the Astrodome rose up over Houston, England took home the World Cup, the Orioles swept the World Series, and Billie Jean King won the women's, not the men's, bracket at Wimbeldon.

Meanwhile the world was torn asunder by war. A little thing known as the British Invasion was in full swing, and Americans were loving it. They couldn't get enough. If you had a British accent wore matching smart outfits or miniskirts you pretty much had it made in the states. As far as American homegrown music there was just a bit of that as well. This time around I'm not getting into much in the way of soul music from '66, other than the fantastic Mr. Floyd, but there was damn good soul produced that year. Instead, I'm giving a smorgasboard of R&B and garage rock for the most part. Enjoy.

Paul Revere & The Raiders -- Kicks
Doc Thomas Group -- I'll Be Doggone
MC5 -- Baby, Please Don't Go
Sam The Sham & The Pharoahs -- Lil' Red Riding Hood
The Seeds -- Rollin' Machine
The Standells -- Summer In The City
? & The Mysterians -- 96 Tears
The Monkees -- Saturday's Child
The Rolling Stones -- Under My Thumb
The Kinks -- 'Til The End Of The Day
Eddie Floyd -- Knock On Wood

The Standells - Dirty Water

Paul Revere & The Raiders - The Great Airplane Strike